Following the successful completion of the DONE educational programme over the past 7 years, (2008 – present), we are happy to announce the eighth year of the DONE programme, beginning in September 2015.
The educational training programme DONE 015 is designed for 2nd Generation over 18 years old, who are interested in participating in spiritual training and education. The education will focus on character development, strengthening life of faith, and deepening relationships with God, True Parents and brothers and sisters. The programme is open to those who have just graduated from high school as well as young adults who wish to take time for their spiritual education, at a later stage in life.
DONE 015 is organized, guided and managed by the ESGD staff team:
Managing directors: Julius Alexy and Patrick Hanna
Educational director: Yebuny Hanna
Supporting staff: Sean Greaves, Grace Cho, Joyce Koetsier and Martin Alexy
DONE 015 is a training programme comprised of an educational period, fundraising training periods, service projects and other educational and bonding experiences as brothers and sisters.
The programme offers participants down-to-earth education and care in aspects of building their relationship to God and furthering their understanding of life. Through the varied schedule and opportunities, young 2nd generation are given the chance to make their spiritual life and knowledge lasting and real, as well as creating strong bonds of friendship and learning useful skills and wisdom for life.
We believe that 2nd generation need to have a healthy understanding of who they are, seeing their potential and role in taking a lead to develop new environments wherever they go and whatever they do. In line with this, DONE aims to provide participants with the opportunity to strengthen their confidence and maturity so that they can believe they can make a positive difference in this world.
The DONE programme is made up of 3 modules, and follows the schedule of the European academic year, this year beginning in September 2015 and ending in August 2016. On completion of each module, participants can then decide if they wish to sign up for the next one, with the aim of putting the training they received into practice by giving something back in follow-up modules.
The first module is designed specifically as training and education programme and all participants considering DONE need to complete this core programme. The second module is in the form of a follow up DONE MISSION ONE programme that offers the chance for participants to put the training into practice and grow further by taking more responsibility and leadership for themselves and others. The final module is then an opportunity to fully participate and help staff ESGD summer activities across Europe, taking an active role in educating and caring for younger blessed children.
Participants can therefore see this as a full-year programme with a valuable break in between each of the three modules. We fully understand, however, that for some participants a full-year commitment is not possible and that the initial 3 months of DONE (Module 1) is a great catalyst for moving on to personal plans for the remainder of the year, or before returning to work or education.
Dates and description of the modules
1) DONE First Module (Initial Training)
Provisional dates: 24th September – 20th December 2015 (Exact arrival and departure dates will be confirmed with the acceptance letter).
Location: Slovakia and other European countries. Program will begin and end in Slovakia; arrival to, and departure from, Bratislava or Vienna.
- 40 days of fundraising training (divided in to periods of 10-12 days).
- 20-30 days of education (Divine Principle studies, Intercultural Communication Training, Communication and Management Basics Training, Character and Personal Growth Education; Mountain Challenge; Blessing workshop, Social Skills and Relationships training)
- 4-5 days of service projects (1-2 projects)
- Other workshops and travelling time as a DONE group
2) DONE Second Module (DONE Mission One)
Provisional dates: between February and May 2016. There is a break of approximately 4-7 weeks between the first and the second module. The second module, known as ‘DONE Mission One,’ is based upon the successful completion of the DONE initial training (Module 1). The structure and the content of the second module is flexible and is finalised by both staff and participants at the end of the first module. This module provides the chance to build on what was learnt in the initial training period, as well as providing opportunities for new experiences e.g. international projects, service projects, leadership training, organising HARP education.
3) DONE Third Module (Summer Programmes)
Provisional dates: between June and August 2016. There is a break of approximately 4-7 weeks between the second and the third module. The third module again builds upon the previous training and mission, by providing participants with opportunities to serve as staff or supporters of educational activities for blessed children, organized by the ESGD.
Applications and programme fee
Application deadline: 30th June 2015
Programme fee: 800 EUR
Please see the attached DONE 015 Application form and send your completed form to email@example.com. As a part of the application form we want to ask all applicants to send their CV, a motivation letter explaining why you want to apply to DONE (approx. 200 words) and a self-reflection letter noting your strengths and weaknesses. Please note that DONE 015 is limited to 21 participants. We therefore advise you to complete everything within the application deadline (30th June 2015). If your registration is successful, a confirmation letter of acceptance will be sent out, latest by 10th August 2015.
If you have any questions, please feel free to address them to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Julius +421 905 430 939.
On behalf of the ESGD
Julius Alexy and Patrick Hanna